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Am J Public Health. 2010 Sep;100(9):1669-71. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.188193. Epub 2010 Jul 15.

Family dog ownership and levels of physical activity in childhood: findings from the Child Heart and Health Study in England.

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Division of Community Health Sciences, St George's, University of London. London, SW17 0RE, UK. cowen@sgul.ac.uk

Abstract

Dog ownership is associated with higher physical activity levels in adults; whether this association occurs in children is unknown. We used accelerometry to examine physical activity levels in 2065 children aged 9 to 10 years. Children from dog-owning families spent more time in light or moderate to vigorous physical activity and recorded higher levels of activity counts per minute (25; 95% confidence interval [CI]=6, 44) and steps per day (357; 95% CI=14, 701) than did children without dogs.

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PMC2920992
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10.2105/AJPH.2009.188193
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